Autumn is a good time to learn new skills of cutting and shaping glass and creating your own panel to take home. It is still light, with red overtones, beautiful autumn colours coming in to inspire, and the winter to hone those skills!
In the meantime a slide show of work made or in progress by those students attending the Monday evening and Wednesday morning courses and the last stained glass for beginners weekend. Some students come to several courses to make their special stained glass projects realised.
Thank you for viewing, if you have any questions about any of the workshops or course please do contact me.
Copper Foiling is a fun glass craft to learn and can be suitable to develop into a hobby. Playing with colourful glass to create sun-catchers and decorative hanging for you home or to hang in the garden.
Recently I have had a busy time on other community based creative art projects, working collaboratively with other organisation and artists. I thought I would share some of this. Do have a read and look at your leisure. May not be stained glass but hopefully still interesting soulful eye candy. Thank you.
A large community project looking to tackle social isolation, through an engaging programme of participatory events, gathering local resident’s tales, memories and feelings of the area. These are held and celebrated within a big book hosting all the stories. Making the book was my part, along with running creative art sessions with residents to capture the visual essence of the Tales of Miles Platting. Poet and writer, Al Keogh ran creative writing workshops with local residents. A community wide celebration event was held at the end. It was a really interesting project to be involved in, meeting lots of lovely people. I now feel like I know Miles Platting, its history and people. I view Victoria Mill from my Ancoats studio window with much more familiarity now.
I am an associate Artist with ARC centre and gallery, running regular health and well-being works around Stockport.
In the centenary year of WW1, ARC centre and gallery won a commission to run project ‘We are dreamers’ commemorating the centenary. Excitingly I have been invited to join this project, leading participative workshops, creating artworks for exhibition which will be held at Stockport War Memorial Art Gallery, opening on November 11th. Please watch out for more information and opportunities for Stockport residents to become involved.
Much of my artist practise involves stories and or small familiar objects that hold great meaning to those who keep them. Follow links to see more:
‘The Chandelier of lost earrings’ a collaborative award winning project, hosts over 3000 gifted lonely earrings, people donated their single earring that had been kept after the other of their pair has been lost and along with meaning personal stories.
Do you fancy trying your hand at a new and beautiful craft Stained Glass, if so, there are places left on the Stained glass for beginners weekend workshops this May or June.
You will learn the skills to make your own stained glass panel, which you will take home at the end of the weekend. See some of the pictures below. Patterns are provided, with a host of colourful and textured glass to be creative with.